Thursday, December 31, 2009

WISHING YOU A NEW YEAR THAT INCLUDES:

HEALTH
FULFILLMENT
PEACE OF MIND
SATISFACTION
SAFETY
COMFORT
SUCCESS
GOAL ATTAINMENT
         AND
        LOVE

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DRIVING ME CRAZY AGAIN!

This week three different women driving three different large trucks played chicken with me. They were turning in my direction with one hand. Where was there other hand? You guessed it. Crazy glued to a cell phone.

It is not easy to steer a large vehicle with one hand. It is easy to have a head on collision. If I have to swerve out of your way, I'm not chicken.  You, on the other hand, are delusional. Get a grip or at least a bluetooth. PLEASE! Realize that you are driving a lethal weapon. It requires your attention and both hands. Or, stay the hell out of my way!

Why aren't legislators banning cells without earpieces? It seems like a no brainer and a slam dunk. Call op write them if you agree.

Finally, when heavy rains hit us here in South Florida Thursday and Friday, I passed accident after accident.  Why don't drivers realize that the rains signal slowing down, paying attention and putting down the cell phones? Why don't they realize that an accident will slow them down much longer than going 30 MPH instead of 45-50+?

I hope in 2010 everyone will grow up and face reality, simply because I don't want to get hurt or killed in a crash. Nor do I want my loved ones hurt in any way as well.

Driving is an adult responsibility and if you can't live up to that, perhaps it is time to get a tricycle and move more slowly forward. If you do please wear a helmet.

Bye For Now,

bill

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

IGNORED AGAIN!

I can deal with being passed up for "Sexiest Man" at this age. Harder to accept not being among the "Most Intriguing." Despite my Tommy B wardrobe I can live with not being among the  best dressed. But, to be passed up again for Person of the Year by Time Magazine is more than I can handle. And to lose to Ben B.

For goodness sakes, he works every 3 months and says to his compatriots, " We are not raising interest rates." They all say," right" and then go for an expensive lunch. Every once in a while he goes to the senate or the congress and tells them what they want to hear. In 2007, he assured us that the sub-prime mortgage problem would not spill onto the general financial markets. That's like someone telling me, "Hurricane Wilma will not destroy your backyard." Optimistic, but wrong.

Or maybe, the truth of the matter is that I help a few people, while people like Ben try their very best to help all people. In that sense, I accept being looked over another year. Who knows, 2010 may be mine. Then again, I could have gotten the Nobel prize for peace. At least I didn't send 30,000 troops into war! And I am a peace loving guy.

Of all things silly, Tiger got the athlete of the decade award last week. Go figure. I was sure he would get  nominated for disappointment of the year. That's one award I will be happy to be passed on. You too! Watch out for the GLOP in 2010 and beyond!

At the end of the day, awards just gather dust. So does falling from grace. Watch your back cause it is not likely that anyone else will.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Monday, December 28, 2009

THE NEXT DECADE

I couldn't help but chuckle after I wrote a blog which used H instead of hell and saw that the cover of Time Magazine was called 'THE DECADE FROM HELL." I am from a different era--definitely!

I thought they did us a disservice and didn't follow my efforts to focus on the positive stuff. They obviously never read any of the hooked on happy blogs!

There were many problems in the past decade. There will be many in the next. But there were and will be many things about which to rejoice. It wasn't a decade from H. The next won't be either.

Life in the 21st Century is complicated. Appreciate that which you have. Ignore that which you don't have. That and only that will make it a decade from Heaven. S__t happens--always has and always will. Move past it quickly.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Friday, December 25, 2009

IN MEMORY OF A YATC GRAD

I have been volunteering at the Youth Automotive Training Program (YATC) for many years. It was founded by Jim & Jan Moran to help delinquent young adults find a better road on which to travel. They are taught auto mechanics, able to obtain a GED and offered many opportunities to learn life skills. Over 90% go on to work and/or obtain additional education via scholarships and live proud and productive lives. A few don't.

Last week, Angel, who graduated two years ago, who wasn't being an angel, drove his car into a tree at 5AM and unfortunately became an angel. My sympathies to his Aunt Carol, the rest of the family and to the staff at YATC. They worked very hard t help him choose a different path.

There is a life lesson here for all of us. We need to stay on healthy and appropriate roads. Being good is not always easy, but being bad often leads to not so good outcomes. If you don't believe me just ask all the high profile people who slammed themselves into a tree of one kind or another in the past few months.

In the spirit of giving today, why not check out yatc.org and send a donation in Angel's name. In that way, you can be an angel here on earth. What more appropriate day to do that than today.

Hopefully, for you and your family, it is a Merry Christmas.

Bye For Now,

Bill

MERRY XMAS

HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL.

BILL

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Author Unknown

I was touched by this story. Let's remember all of those who are not home this holiday protecting us from further peril. Gd bless them and their families. Their sacrifices are above and beyond the call.

If you want to support the troops here are a few sites worth visiting:
http://www.give2thetroops.org/
http://www.soldiersangels.org/
http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/
http://www.booksforsoldiers.com/
http://www.uso.org/

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The Sack Lunches

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. 'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

'Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan.

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time..

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch.

'No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base.'

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill.  'Take a lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for him.'

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or chicken?'

'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. 'This is your thanks..'

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to be part of it.

Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane.  When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, 'I want to shake your hand.'

Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier and I was a military pilot.  Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.'  I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs.

A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane.  Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich.

God Bless You.'

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return.

These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals.

It seemed so little...

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

RATIONALIZATION IS A WONDERFUL THING

I was feeling badly about only losing 7 pounds, when as I shared a few months ago, my goal was 23--the average amount most of us are overweight.

Then I read an article about the stomach bacteria--some of which help us lose weight and some of which prevent that from happening. I know I am flooded with the latter. They have been invading my gastro area since I was a boy.

Pretty soon a pharmaceutical company will come up with a drug to kill them. I am all in for that. It is all their fault---NOT!

Bye For Now,

Bill,

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

WHERE'S THE RECESSION/DEPRESSION/BOUNDARIES ?

I was at a holiday lunch today at Capital Grill. It was overfilled.The tables reminded me of Europe where you feel that you are eating and sharing space with strangers. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

It was also noisy and intense which took away from the ambiance.The food was good, but pricey. Service was slow.

I was struck by how silly adults can be. The table next to ours had one of those grab bags where you keep changing gifts. Snuggles were traded for screw drivers, etc. Amazing how a $15 gift can turn into a competitive event replete with put downs that reminded me of the high school locker room.

Maybe I am just an old fart. Or maybe, I am a voice of reason amid a lot of silly stuff. I question whether in these difficult times it is worth it to indulge in expensive lunches and dinners. Wouldn't it be more meaningful to say to staff, friends, referral sources, etc. "This year we shall donate what we would normally spend on a silly party that most pretend to enjoy and can't wait to leave, to a worthwhile charity?"

Humbug!

Bye For Now,

Old Fart Bill,

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Monday, December 21, 2009

WHETHER WEATHER MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

On 12/10 the sun sentinel front page compared our weather to Albany, New York and North Dakota. Do people really live in Dakota--north or south? If so, WHY?

We had 85 degrees and sunny the day before. NY had 36 degrees and snow and Fargo was minus 7. I have talked about gratitude before. Now is the time to feel it! Tonight it is 16 in the big frozen apple!

All of this reminded me of why we moved here in '72. I was working as a psychologist for IBM in Westchester County, NY. The weather was beastly and I was convinced our street received double snow and ice. I would get half way up the driveway and slide right back down to the street. My garage doors froze to the floor on a regular basis. We were always sick.

I had to come to do some interviews in Miami in December of '71. I left in a snow storm and arrived on a balmy, sunny, blue sky day.  People talked of their boats while I talked about my sled!That night I called my wife and said, "There is a better way to live and I am not waiting till we are 65 to move here. We relocated in August of '72. Six months later I had an emotional down that lasted five years.

Sun and palm trees do no automatically make for a healthy life. Happy to say I finally got past that and was able to enjoy our lovely weather and so much more.

I am grateful for many things. Hope you are too!

It won't be a white Xmas. But it will be a pleasant one.

Happy holidays.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Friday, December 18, 2009

ANOTHER ROLE MODEL

Two days ago I spoke of Brett Favre and how he inspires us to go beyond the limits. How about Tim Tibow--perhaps the only virgin in Gatorland or in all of Florida over the age of 17!

Tim is a Mormon who practices what they preach. He is an honor student and one heck of an athlete. He cried when they lost the conference game to Bama. I chose to believe he cried for feeling he let down his team and his coach, rather than for any loss of personal glory.

Wednesday he received the Campbell Award for the nation's top scholar-athlete. What an honor. What a guy.

Let us model him.

Bye For Now,
Bill
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

COLLATERAL DAMAGE

We tend to think about those immediately hurt by a scandal or a Ponziac or  other negative event. We often fail to consider the peripheral damage to innocent people not directly involved.

Every time a celebrity, politician, athlete gets caught with his pants around his ankles hundreds of thousands of men get attacked by partners who have caught them cheating in the past. It could be years later and their relationships can be going along just swell, but all those men will hear, "SO, Tiger is your Frat Brother", or  "Can't trust anyone these days...how about you?" or " I'm crying because what happened to the Governor's family happened to ours. Mind's work by association and wounded minds go right there.

The men stand there dumbfounded or pissed saying, "He screwed up, I've been  Saint Peter ( literally) and I'm getting nailed for that SOB's misdeeds?" I call that collateral damage.

Also, beyond those greedy people who got Ponzied, there is a large group of innocents who get burned too. Consider the vendors who catered to Mr. BIG SHOT for a while, the guys who cleaned their Borgoti's and other cars and the people who mowed the lawns of their many houses. The caterers and the fine wine merchants and the watch purveyors, the private jets owners and pilots, hotels restaurants, waiters and waitresses, etc. etc. The domino effect runs wide and very innocent people get hurt too.

One group score well collaterally. The lawyers rise again--some charging $900 an hour and they don't always know how to tell time. I call that collateral privilege for those already privileged. Some guys have all the luck. Just ask Rod Stewart.

But there is yet another group whose collateral damage is the worst of all. The soldiers and their families maimed or killed in war. Also,  the innocent people in war zones who are killed, seemingly on a daily basis. It seems crazy to me that in an age of such sophistication on every level that war still exists as a force of evildoing. May we find peace in 2010 and beyond. It is enough already. Life is hard enough already! PEACE!

Bye For Now,
Bill

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

AN ADMIRABLE ROLE MODEL

We shouldn't focus on the people who fall off the mountain. They get the most coverage, but we should tune out after a while. The news becomes redundant, annoying and a downer.

We need to find healthy role models to inspire us. Brett Favre is one of those people and I was pleased to see him identified by BABA WALTERS as one of the most fascinating people of 2009. I don't know much about him other than he has made several comebacks in his life and having a grand season playing for his long term rivals. He has shown determination, grit and guts, not to mention age inappropriate, but amazing performance. He hasn't fallen from grace best as I know, but plays football with much grace. He just loves playing football and plays it with shock and awe.

He inspires me to feel that age is not a barrier to accomplishment and that it is helpful not to care what others' think in many situations. He plays the game of football and the game of life his way. I try to model his lead. Go out for a pass. NOT!! Go out for an explanation of why your mind is messed up. I'm here for you. Won't be a touch DOWN, but a touch UP!!

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TRUSTBUILDING

Like building muscle, building trust takes some work.We must look away from everything I said yesterday and say, "Most people are honest, decent folk working hard to earn an honest living and loving their partners and children and trying their best to do the right thing. Always a few rotten apples to spoil the barrel. We can't let them spoil our barrel. We need to see past the weeds to the lovely grass, beautiful flowers and tall trees." We need to remain hopeful and optimistic.

We need to proceed with caution--now more than ever--but we need to proceed. We need to surround ourselves with honorable, loyal people and walk or run from those who show themselves not to be. We must assume we will be safe and carry on.

We need to say the serenity prayer three times a day as we can only control so much. Mostly, our own behavior. For the rest we need to let go and let GD or whomever. Our mantra is simply," It will be OK, We and our loved ones will be OK. Let us assume, hope and pray."

A healthy and fulfilling new year to all the good people in the world. Rotten luck for the rest.

Bye For Now,
Bill

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Monday, December 14, 2009

TRUSTBUSTERS

Tiger bites his own ass and balls! No hole in one for him. Have putter, will travel! Maybe he can promo Viagra, condoms, strip clubs and porn sites.

Lettermen a womanizer...but hey, he can laugh it off. The question is can his wife?

Signs on University Drive in Ft. Lauderdale...Watch out for Thieves, Lock Your Doors

Local Pols take small bribes and face large jail terms.

Crazy headlines every single day!

Ft. Lauderdale's, Ponzi Jr.

Multimillion dollar bonus for  bogus execs...and we, the taxpayer, pay them for failing!

Insane health care situation and no real solution in sight.

The Peace prize for a warrior with no track record.

For understandable reasons it is very hard to trust. Tomorrow I will try to outline a plan.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Friday, December 11, 2009

WORDS WORTH READING

AN OPEN MIND COLLECTS MORE RICHES THAN AN OPEN PURSE. (Tell that one to BM and BM Jr.)

THE MANNER IN WHICH IT IS GIVEN IS WORTH MORE THAN THE GIFT.

AN APOLOGY IS THE SUPERGLUE OF LIFE. IT CAN REPAIR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.
Lynn Johnston

YOU CAN EITHER COMPLAIN THAT ROSE BUSHES HAVE THORNS--OR REJOICE THAT THORN BUSHES HAVE ROSES.  (Told you so!)

All from Good Stuff

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

SOCIOPATHY: PART VI

It is truly hard for people to understand sociopaths such as BM in New York and BM Jr.( aka Scott R. in Ft. Lauderdale. BM got 60 billion, while Jr only 1.2 billion. Still that is reported to be the largest fraud case in the State of Florida, the capital of Ponziacs and other assorted sociopaths.

Jr's attorney was quoted last week as saying,"...I believe that he is truly a decent human being...". That is like nominating Jack The Ripper for an eagle scout or that the man who killed about a dozen women in the mid west and kept their body parts around his house is the life of the party. Death of the party, don't you think?

Then we had Jr's old friends weigh in including a school roommate, classmates and a girl he kissed tenderly in High School. The general conclusion was that his becoming a sociopath didn't occur till he entered the profession of law. Give me a break.

Sociopathy starts young. He probably took someone elses' pencil in first grade. He most likely kissed three girls on the same day and fed them all the same bs line. He  probably borrowed money from two of them and never returned it. You just don't have a conscience for a while and then lose it like an umbrella. If you don't have a conscience, you don't have a conscience. And you can't buy one--just an image-temporarily!

As for being a decent human being, let's just say he knew how to imitate one. The Platters sang, "Oh Yes I'm The Great Pretender" years ago. Ponziacs have excellent pretender skills. They seem like the greatest, most decent people, but are , in fact, the opposite.

 Decent people don't lie, cheat or steal. They don't say A and mean X. They don't take from friends, family and associates. They don't disgrace themselves and those around them.,
Decent people, behave, well, decently and follow the rules. They earn money the old fashioned way--they work for it. Decent people aren't sociopaths and sociopaths are not decent people. 

Watch out for them. They are all around  and they want you---indecently!

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BAD FRIDAY!

I guess the fact that I missed a blog on Friday--the first time that happened--is a barometer of just how busy I am these days.

I have had so much going on--home renovations, two articles, two holiday parties last weekend, an ailing 99+ mother, planning a trip, etc.--that I completely forgot about the blog.

As I didn't receive cards and letters dissing me for doing that suggests that everyone else is busy too. On a previous web site I had a cartoon I created that showed a woman sitting on my office love seat, holiday shopping bags all around and her comment was, "I am just too stressed to come back for my therapy until next year."

I hope you and I will take a deep breath and allow the holidays to be pleasant and peaceful instead of a stress factory.

In fact, in January, I am going to let my mind rest and repeat some of the best of the best of my blogs. If you have a particular favorite let me know.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CODEPENDENT FOREVER!

I am writing an article with a colleague about codependency as it relates to addiction.  How about one that relates to the internet?

When my modem died I felt as if I was mourning a close friend. I was disconnected. My I dentity was severed. Even my I phone, used to routing in my house, wouldn't work. I had to vacate the premises just to check email.

Today, I actually had to call people I would have normally emailed which forced me to behave socially. Oh, the indignity of it all. I felt like it was the 1990's all over again. Thank goodness, Al Gore invented the internet!

In some ways it was a wonderful feeling, except for the fact that I knew everyone else was wired in and connected and I wasn't. Reminded me of being invited to a party when I was 16 and then coming down with bronchitis and 104 fever. Who got to feel up Susie will always remain as mystery in my mind?

But as I predicted today is fine. I bought another modem that actually comes with a wireless router and the $100 charge is refunded by AT&T for reasons I can not understand. If they said it is $100 I would have been more than happy to pay that amount or more just to go to the internet party. Now I can return a wireless router I bought just two weeks ago. Keep in mind in addition to checking email obsessively, ever since a lady told me I had to, writing and posting my blog, processing credit cards and paying bills on line I am hooked--addicted actually-- to the internet. Best as I know so is everyone else! We are codependent forever and like all addictions it well get progressively worse--or better depending on your point of view.

Thank goodness I don't have to call anyone tomorrow! It's all good.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Monday, December 7, 2009

I DENTITY LOST

My voice is shut down,
My blog is blank,
I wear a frown,
My words have sank,
My modem is dead,
I'm not online,
No time for dread,
It will be fine.


Tomorrow!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

TRUST 101: PART I

I didn't want to get to this topic last week because of Thanksgiving. I needed to stay positive before the holiday. There is no way to stay positive when we talk about trust.

Trust is a confusing issue. We tend to project our own trustability onto others. That is our first mistake.

Most sociopaths seem eminently trustable. Their image is squeaky clean. Their reputation is holy. They surround themselves with the right people. They are very shrewd and cunning. They lie, cheat and steal in ways that are unimaginable to us.

Not all sociopaths are about money and Ponzi schemes. Think killers, rapists, muggers, etc. Sociopaths without a conscience are weapons of mass destruction.

Read or see the local news and  you will find them in headlines everyday. On 11/30/09 the Sun Sentinel said,  "Cyber Criminal Lurk Online". Must be the person who send me urgent news about my account  and my need to provide info immediately. Or the gal who wants to share 11 million with me...for a small fee. The good news is they are few and far between. The bad news is that they are.

Many years ago I said, "It is not paranoid to be paranoid anymore." That is more true than ever. Go boldly forward, but watch your back.

Read Harold Kushner's ( Why Bad Things Happen To Good People) new book, "Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World."

Bye 4 Now,

Bill

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SOCIOPATHY: PART V

I had a change of mind.  I don't think sociopaths say anything to themselves. I think they are so busy doing that they are limited in their thinking and even more so in their self-talk.

I believe they are caught up in an addiction co-mingled with  delusion. They live in psychotic-like, charisma filled space. Their train has gone off the track and they don't know it till their game is up.

It comes crashing down in a  furious flash. It spirals in all directions. They have committed a form of suicide. Death might actually be a better option.

Don't even try to understand it. Just try to learn from it. By all means avoid it. If it is too good to be true....You know the rest.

Bye 4 Now,

Bill

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

GRATITUDE: ONE MORE TIME

The hurricane season ended yesterday.

Back when it began I drove through many neighborhoods and marveled at how South Florida finally came back from Wilma. The trees were back and the roofs returned. Blue tarps were few and far between. I thought about so many places here and there that were creamed by serious storms over the last many years. Who could possibly forget New Orleans? I root for their football team out of respect and hope they go all the way undefeated! They need and deserve a major win.

So let us breath a collective sigh of relief and say thanks to mother nature for going very easy on us this year. And let us ask the media to go easy on us next season. Their hype hurts and is often way off base.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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